Abu Dhabi: Daily vlogger and blogger, popularly known as ‘Hels on Wheels’ across social media platforms, is a full-time Global Hobo cyclist who travels the world on her cycle and shares her experience through photos and youtube vlogs.
‘Hels on Wheels‘ shares her cycling journey to unknown small towns along with the number of kilometres she cycled through her everyday vlogs.
On her 273rd of cycling, Hels on Wheels cycled 36km (68623kms) to northern Abu Dhabi.
While sharing her cycling experience she wrote:-
Although undiscovered by security it was nevertheless a restless and stressful night. Today I had nothing to do except gently explore the northern end of Abu Dhabi, but I was still grumpy and consequently not at all in the mood.
A visit to Wolfi’s to have my pump looked at revealed more bad news via their wifi; I would have to visit the Saudi embassy to cancel my misnamed visa, then reapply. This would cost me a day, and a further $200 Luckily I’m staying with a warm showers host who’s allowed me to stay the extra day while I wait for the embassy to open after the weekend.
Meanwhile I half heartedly took a look around Abu Dhabi; the Emirate’s Palace entry policy required that my knees were covered but I was rewarded with the view of a lovely big christmas tree. On the corniche I was reprimanded for leaning Gibbo in the wrong place; it feels like there are a lot of petty regulations here, but they keep the place looking very neat and tidy I suppose.
Without a standout like Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, Abu Dhabi’s row of skyscrapers point uniformly towards a sky that today was overcast. A cold wind blew from the west and people spoke of possible rain. My host lives on the island of Saadiyat so I made sure to be over the toll motorway bridge before dark.
Tired from a poor night’s sleep, and unable to be good company I declined the invitation to join Carly and friends in watching the England game at a bar in the city. Instead I watched England depart the World Cup via penalty heartbreak as is our tradition, alone on my phone. With little hope now of reaching Qatar before the final I didn’t care quite as much as I might have.